you are invited to join the European Assembly of Reclaim the Fields 2020, which will take place next to Vitoria-Gasteiz and Pamplona-Iruña, Spain, between 4th and 9th February 2020. The meeting will be hosted by collective Amarauna.
It is of paramount importance that you please sign up as soon as posible to help us organize for food, accomodation, specific needs, etc. for the right number of people. You can register at the end of this post. We are committed to supporting anyone who wishes to come to the assembly, and this is why we can pay for part or your entire travel costs if needed, so don’t let money be an issue for joining us. If you need the money for you travel costs in advance, please contact us at contactrtf[at]riseup.net
The assemblies happen every year during winter. Generally they bring together people active in the RTF constellation, but everybody is welcome. The last European Assembly happened in February 2019 close to Firenze, Italy, and was hosted by the collective Mondeggi.
The goals of this assembly are:
- look back what RTF has been doing in the 11 years that it is existing, see how we want to work together in the future and make decisions how to continue;
- meet and exchange information amongst the stars and local groups since last year;
- exchange and debate on themes that matter to us across Europe and beyond;
- to see where we are at with our European Reclaim the Fields constellation: what was decided last year, for what results, what we need to do to continue, and what future plans we have;
- learn about the local struggles and offer support to the collective that hosts the assembly;
- learn from each other, have fun and build relationships between us
- there will be skills sharing, workshops or discussions according to the skills and interests of the people attending
Amarauna is a space, an old convent to wich a small group of us has been trying to give life for a little over three years. We want this space to be used, and here’s a list of how it’s been done so far : cohousing and shared living spaces, setting up different kinds of productive projects (vegetable garden, beer making, fruits, tatoos, livestock , …) as well as hosting groups for encounters, regular meetings, etc.
We are now in the process of collectively buying the place, for which we are trying to get the money through loans and donations, but trying to avoid using banks altogether. This is a space that allows hosting of people of different ages, at any time of the year, and that is fit to host people with disabilities.
We are currently living adults and 5 children We are 11 people in the collective, some live on site, others don’t.
How to participate
As always its a self-organised meeting, so there are and will be many ways to participate. If you want to present a star, project or local struggle, or if you want to give a workshop, please inform us in advance by filling the contribution form. If you have suggestions for the program, please tell us by filling the gap in the registration form. You could help us by bringing info material or sending it to us, so that it can be presented there.Do you know people, which could support us with the party at Friday or Saturday by making music (band/djane)? Tell us! Furthermore we need people from the RtF working groups (cabbage, informatic tools, access to land, seeeds, farming network,…),who could present their work and maybe start/facilitate a discussion about it or get organized during the assembly.
There will be enough sleeping options in the house. The heating situation in the sleeping spaces isn t clear in the moment. Please bring bed sheet, sleeping bag, warm clothes and a headlamp. If you come by car there will be space to park. The place is accessible by wheelchair.We provide the food and you can use the electicity, showers and heating…, which will be paid back by your free-price participation. Pets are not allowed inside the buildings and should always be tied when outside and can not be let loose.
Here you can find a pad to make rideshares.
Contact and registration
If you or your group will join the assembly please fill in the Registration Form below. This is very important for the people that do the organisation, so that everything will be prepared good when participants arrive.Please spread this invitation to the stars in your region, or people who might be interested. Contact the carrots at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.